April 28th, 2008
03:45 PM ET
13 years ago

Clinton: McCain could do more to stop Wright ads

GRAHAM, North Carolina (CNN) - Hillary Clinton criticized John McCain Monday for not doing enough to stop Republican ads running in North Carolina and Mississippi featuring the infamous comments made by Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright.

“I believe that if Sen. McCain were serious he would do more than send a letter. He is the putative nominee,” Clinton told reporters. “I think that he could very clearly tell the North Carolina party, tell the Mississippi party that he would not tolerate those kinds of advertisements and I’m waiting to see whether he does that.”

Obama has said that questions about his relationship with Wright are a legitimate political issue. Asked if she would engage on it, Clinton seemed to put the issue to bed by responding that she has made it clear that in Obama’s position she wouldn’t have stayed in the church.

“I regret the efforts by the Republicans to politicize this matter,” she added.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Mississippi Native

    How insulting to the American voters. What kind of games is Hillary Clinton playing with us?

    April 28, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. Mississippi Native

    How insulting to the American voters. What kind of game is Hillary Clinton playing with us? This should be truly insulting to all of her supporters. Shame on you Hillary.

    April 28, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  3. hahahhaha

    all i heard is that people keep on bashing Hillary like they know her well, but i'm sure that not alot of them actualy know her or Obama. let keep this real, be neutral, say what u know about both candidates. I think Hillary is a better candidate based on her experiences in politic. U just can not bring someone new in and change things around. remember it's POLITIC

    April 28, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  4. Hillary Is A Rat

    Clinton started the attack and now she knows she is going to North Carolina, where voters hate her guts.

    Pander on Hillary, it won't work.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  5. Gagggggggg

    "You're a mean one, Mrs Grinch......"

    Face it Hillary we know you for the vile creature you are, don't try to pander to North Carolina voters–they know you.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  6. Jodie from Idaho

    McCains only way of winning in the fall is if he ruins Obama's image, and thats just what he's trying to do. Its too bad he is willing to sacrifice someone's life for it. Leave Jeremiah Wright alone you old bag, and start focusing on the important things like the fact that you want to fight with whoever does not agree with you. Good luck. Say goodbye to America if McCain gets elected. There are over 2 billion Arabs and only 330 million Americans, I say the odds are pretty scary that we can force everyone into doing what we want. Lets try another approach, shall we?

    April 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  7. I can't wait....

    until Hillary goes away and drops out. She has been absolute venom to the democrats. Move the goalposts, change the rules, make up stories (then lie about making up the stories), etc, etc, etc.

    Seriously, Hillary supporters, we need you come the fall. But please get off your high horse because Hillary ain't gonna win.

    Cutting your nose to spite your face is petty and–quite frankly–stupid. You lunchbucket dems will be out of a job with no healthcare if McCain gets in. So while you love hate our candidate (Obama), you better get with it.

    If you do vote for McCain, don't expect any of us upper income Obama supporters to cry as your job goes to china. We won't shed a tear.

    April 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. Gagggggg

    "You nauseate me, Mrs. Grinch..."

    How does this woman look in the mirror in the morning?

    April 28, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  9. Ughhhhhhhhh

    "You nauseate me, Mrs. Grinch..."

    How does this woman look in the mirror in the morning?

    April 28, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. Franklin


    April 28, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  11. Mad Woman


    Once again, Hillary will do and say anything to win.

    North Carolinians are smarter than you think, Hillary.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. She's A Snake SSSSssssss

    Ha ha ha ha

    She must have woke up this morning and said "I think I've crossed the line". LOL

    Too late Hillary, America knows you're a rat, and North Carolina will vote for Barack.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  13. JCB

    Hillary is right - she is taking the democratic party line against McCain. However, when asked a question concerning Obama and Wright, she did have a chance to comment. There is nothing wrong with answering a question - is there Howard? Is there Nancy?

    Obama, Oprah, Wright and Obama's followers brought race into this contest when they told blacks that they should vote for a black candidate bacause he is black. Obama and Wright's racism is now on the table. Now let's play for real! Hillary 08!

    April 28, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  14. Sssssssssssnake

    She eats her young, I'm surprise Chelsea's still with us.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  15. Carolina Cow Manure

    Oh, I'm so glad North Carolina gets it. I was worried–as long as they know she's a snake, there's hope. Step over that manure coming from Hillary, and vote for Barack.

    Obama 08

    April 28, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. Joe (veteran)

    OH MY GOD!! She is doing it again. Hillary monster rubs Obama's face in the racist inuendo and then has the gall to critisize McLame!

    April 28, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  17. Sharon

    Kick her to the curb North Carolina, don't be fooled. She is a selfish, self-centered sloth.

    Hillary for Hillary

    Obama for America–Whoo hoo!

    April 28, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  18. mitch from ark.

    he's trying the same tactics ,that didn't work for hillary.when will they learn?we're tired of negative politics,and we're going to prove it in the fall.we just need to dispose of the little gnat,hillary,who won't go away.

    April 28, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  19. HillarySkank on myspace

    As if anyone believes Hillary is sincere here. She is easier to see through than a set of cheap curtains.

    April 28, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  20. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Now this is something....Ms. Fake giving advice to Mr Doublespeak! More like a scene from a parody rather than real life....................

    April 28, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  21. Portland, OR

    For those of you IDIOTS, and you know who you are, Hillary has shown "grace" and "dignity" right from the get go and has NOT commented on this. So for you Abominations to somehow blame her, accuse her of negativity and call her names is pathetic. Keep this up and you WILL lose the General Election. What a pathetic set of low lifes. You cannot even handle "positive" comments from Clintons. Keep whining.

    April 28, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  22. Dj

    WHAT A HYPOCRITE! HILLARY THE HYPOCRITE! SHE IS TOTALLY SICKENING! She only said it to trick people into thinking that she gives rat's booty! Hey yall, in the words of Public Enemy, "DON'T... DON'T... DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!"

    April 28, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  23. Thomas

    This is comical really. First she says that McCain should do more (he in fact has done something by sending the letter and making public comments that he doesn't think the ads should be run and that his campaign is not going down this road) and then she turns around when given the opportunity to denouce the idea of bring up Wright herself and she says I've said I wouldn't have stayed in the church. Hillarious! She must think the American people are extremely stupid.

    April 28, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  24. Meryl

    I think Ann Richards is vindicated. GW beat her in her re-election for governor, and now he is going in the history books as the worst president of modern times. I would not want to be in his shoes.

    We heard you loud and clear Ann, he's a loser who wouldn't know how to call a baseball game.

    Texans for America!

    April 28, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  25. The Two Faces Of Hillary

    She is showing us just what kind of president she would be–two faced.

    April 28, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
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